I went with "downgradeitis". Sort of. It's more like a "wantedsomethingtotallydifferentfromwhatIalreadyhad itis".
Migraines have all but ended any enjoyment I used to get from exercise and riding, they can last hours to weeks at a time. Since no doctor seems to be able to "fix" the issue thus far, I've had to find and avoid triggers. Overheating is one trigger (need to move to a cold climate), pounding from running is another (there goes an easy cardio exercise when I don't have much time), so it's been fun finding ways to get some cardio in without pounding and overheating. Another trigger is/are positions that involve being "face down", no more road riding or many yoga positions (no loss there).
MTB doesn't bother me as much due a more upright position as long as I don't overdo anything (getting up early when it's cooler isn't a problem for me)... So I was looking around for a bicycle to ride on the road that would have me sitting up, as well as having the potential as a grocery-getter of sorts since I live within 5mi of multiple grocery stores and discount retailers. I found the Kona Dew dl. There's just something about that basket that makes me smile.
Bike posing with a tree, red pedals have been replaced with black ones:
Better view of the basket:
The bike came with a bell, it has such a polite "excuse me please" tone. So I added another bell... this one yells, "GET OUT OF MY WAY!!"
Also bought matching valve/bubble caps (complete with photobomb by William the cat):
Riding this around just makes me giggle! It's almost like being a kid again. Now to find black, NOT leather streamers... the bike begs for streamers. I also plan to add a rear-rack and lighting as funds permit.
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